Otis College of Art and Design logo
Events
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

O-Tube

Renee Petropoulos

Renee Petropoulos
Associate Professor
Education: 

BA in Art History, 
MFA in Visual Arts, University of California, Los Angeles

Bio/Affiliation: 

Renee Petropoulos has created projects and exhibited internationally, most recently embarking on the project "Among Nations (Mostly)" which was initiated with a performance "Analogue", and a set of book designs and a text for Les Figues Press (2011).  "Black Star", begun in 2006, is a performance in continuum in Berlin.  Her most recent installment of "Prototype for the History of Painting: Eingrouping Social Historical" was installed in MARTE, San Salvador, El Salvador.  Her film, "Two or Three Things I Know About Gas Station Mini Marts" screened at Screening, in Philadelphia.  Presently she is working on the outdoor public sculpture project “Bouquet” that will be situated in Santa Monica, California at a street and pedestrian intersection. This spring she will participate in the exhibitions “Telephone” at the Torrance Art Museum and ‘Painting Design Speculation Generosity’ at CB! Gallery.  She will be performing “Analog: Among Nations” this fall at the MAK at the Schindler House this fall. She has received numerous grants including the California Community Foundation Fellowship, a COLA Grant, A Ford Travel Fellowship, and an Art Matters Grant. She is part of the organization SASSAS, Society for the Activation of Social Spaces Through Art and Sound, which produces sound events throughout Los Angeles. Petropoulos has a B.A. in Art History and an MFA in Studio Practice from UCLA. Petropoulos is presently Professor of Art in the Otis College of Art and Design Graduate Studies Department. She has also taught and lectured internationally most recently in the Netherlands and in China.

AWARDS/HONORS: 

Otis Faculty Development Grants: Fall 2013, 2008-09, 2006-07, 2004-05

In 2004, she received a City of L.A. Artist Grant.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS/EXHIBITIONS:  

Exhibitions: Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica; San Francisco Jewish Museum; Blaffer Museum; Occidental College Weingart Gallery; and Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Numerous national public site commissions
COLA Grant

 
 
Teaches In